Intraocular pressure is the pressure of the tissue inside the eye. Slight changes to eye pressure throughout the day are normal. However, a significant change in the Almeida eye pressure that is too high, that persists and that is left untreated can cause vision problems and serious eye diseases.
Eye pressure can mean numerous things. There are many factors that can lead to changes in eye pressure. A wide variety of anatomical problems can cause changes in the intraocular pressure. Coughing, caffeine and/or alcohol consumption, straining to lift heavy objects and vomiting can cause temporary changes in Almeda eye pressure. Some other factors that can affect the intraocular pressure are: inflammation of the eye due to trauma or infection, medication use, and genetic factors. Intraocular pressure changes don’t cause symptoms; however, a significant increase in eye pressure that persists and is untreated can lead to very serious eye conditions that eventually cause vision loss. Intraocular hypertension is a significant increase in the ocular pressure in which the intraocular pressure is consistently 21 mm Hg or higher. While not everyone who has high intraocular pressure gets glaucoma, intraocular hypertension is a very big risk factor for it. Glaucoma is a very serious eye disease that causes vision loss due to damage of the optic nerve that is caused by the high intraocular pressure. Glaucoma is among one of the leading causes of blindness. Since there are no signs or symptoms until glaucoma has reached the advanced stages of the disease, early detection is crucial. It can be detected early by getting a comprehensive eye examination. Everyone should get comprehensive eye examinations regularly. Those without eye problems should see a professional eye doctor such as ours at Finnegan Eyecare Centers approximately every one to two years and those with eye conditions need to get them more frequently. Your eye doctor will let you know how often you should be seen. It’s important to follow the direction of your eye care professional.
Call us today to schedule your Almeida eye pressure examination. One of our associates would be happy to take your call.